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Minister opens new developments at Letterkenny University Hospital

Minister opens new developments at Letterkenny University Hospital

The Minister for Health Simon Harris TD visited Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) on Monday December 12th. During the visit the Minister met with management and staff at the hospital and formally opened the Integrated Blood Sciences Department and the Postgraduate Medical Learning Centre.

University Hospital Galway lights up for Christmas

University Hospital Galway lights up for Christmas

Irish writer, actor, playwright and broadcaster Joe Steve Ó Neachtain also well known for his portrayal of Peadar Ó Conghaile in the long-running soap Ros na Rún officially switched on the Christmas lights at University Hospital Galway last Sunday, 11 December.

The Conquerors kicked of the afternoon’s festivities and the boys and girls from Scoil Cathríona Renmore performed Christmas Carols.

Cheque presentation to ‘Patient Comfort Fund’, St Pius Ward, UHG

Cheque presentation to ‘Patient Comfort Fund’, St Pius Ward, UHG

"Mrs. Edith Catterson from Lifford, County Donegal pictured with her husband Robert. daughter Rachelle and staff from St Pius Ward presenting a cheque of €2,070 to Ms. Catherine Dowling, Consultant Urologist for the ‘Patient Comfort Fund’, St Pius Ward.

Portiuncula University Hospital Voice Choir

Portiuncula University Hospital Voice Choir

17 staff from Portiuncula University Hospital are part of the Health Voices Choir which is comprised of staff from across the Health Service. The choir have recently recorded two songs for Christmas, “Carol of the Bells” and “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”.

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

“Teddies for Loving Care” donation to Galway University Hospitals

Representatives of Lodge 14 Galway, Lodge 948 Athenry, members of the Freemasons of Ireland donating teddies to the Emergency Department at Galway University Hospitals for staff to give to children who are anxious about being in hospital from left: Basil Fenton, Lodge 14 Galway, James Houghton, Provincial Deputy Grand Master South Connaught and Trevor McCamley, Worshipful Master, Lodge 948 Athenry with Tracy Torpey, Clinical Nurse Manager 1, Paediatric Emergency Department, Galway University

INMO Industrial Action – Mayo University Hospital

INMO Industrial Action – Mayo University Hospital

Management at Mayo University Hospital and Saolta Group HR have been in regular contact with the INMO and will continue to endeavour to resolve outstanding issues.

Both parties have agreed to refer the matters to the Workforce Relations Commission for their assistance in seeking a resolution, and industrial action by the INMO planned to commence on Wednesday December 7 has been suspended pending those discussions taking place.

Launch of Symptomatic Breast Service Annual Report 2015

Launch of Symptomatic Breast Service Annual Report 2015

The Saolta University Health Care Group recently published the seventh Symptomatic Breast Service Annual Report, which outlined the activity of the Breast Service across the Group in 2015.  Activity within the Symptomatic Breast Service across the Saolta Group continued to increase in 2015 and almost 14,000 patients attended our Breast Outpatient Departments, with almost half of these being new patients.

New name and logo for Injuries Unit at Roscommon University Hospital

New name and logo for Injuries Unit at Roscommon University Hospital

Roscommon Injury Unit is the new name for the Minor Injuries Unit located in the Urgent Care centre of Roscommon University Hospital.

The Roscommon Injuries Unit is one of 11 Injury Units now in place across the country.

The Roscommon Injuries Unit is located in the urgent care centre and is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm and can treat both adults and children aged 5 and over. 

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’ at University Hospital Galway

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee launch their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas Tree Light’ at University Hospital Galway

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway (UHG) launched their annual ‘sponsor a Christmas tree light’ on Thursday, 17 November, in the staff canteen, UHG. 

HSCP Ignite session at Grand Rounds UHG

HSCP Ignite session @ grand rounds UHG

HSCP's from Saolta University Health Care Group presenting at the HSCP Ignite session @ grand rounds showcasing service delivery and innovation. 

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